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    U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Released

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    1. californiarailroader 37 months ago | reply

      Yeah, that will wash at Judgement day First, NOT! I support my country and my troops, but that statement is as bad as any propaganda coming out of Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, and I would hope you have better morals than to believe the ends justify the means, because they don't.

    2. californiarailroader 37 months ago | reply

      Unless you are God, I suggest you rethink your attitude.

    3. tikanyis2010 37 months ago | reply

      Hang in there, soldiers!

    4. back2pat 37 months ago | reply

      To CaliforniaRailroader the great thing about living in this country is the fredom of speech, at least for now. With your sissy attitude that stems from liberal mentality has no idea what it's like being shot at in a war zone. So I suggest you keep your demoralizing pie hole closed. After all if it weren't for our brave and courageous soldiers, you wouldn't have the freedom speak your nonesense.

    5. Goodwin8 37 months ago | reply

      A Vietnam Combat Veteran, 1968-69.......I support those boys, ATW, and then some, I have a question about the postion of that outpost, "Why is it lower than the enemy postion, whereas the enemy can pour effective fire, on our boys 24/7?????. Just asking!!!!!!! proudly served......give them hell, boys!!!!!!

    6. SSG Dave 37 months ago | reply

      Goodwin8, the high ground in the 'Stan is REALLY high ground. To have a COB on the top, would require a logistics train that would break in a snap. Not to mention a long hot sweaty patrol would have to end with a severe climb back up.

      We have plenty of top cover, and weapons that can easily range out there. Unlike the 'Nam, there is no triple canopy hiding the little zipperheads, Smoke and muzzle flashes can be seen and quickly targeted by very accurate small arms, arty, or the good graces of the US Air Force. Did I mention real time drone cameras and satellite imaging?

    7. SSG Dave 37 months ago | reply

      california railroader, God helps those who help themselves.

      I'm gonna help myself to more ammo :)

    8. anu310 37 months ago | reply

      khud m hum kuch is trh kho jate h ,kuch sapno ko lekar ro jate h............neend nhi aati raat bhr ,par unko khwabo m dekhne k liye so jate hai................................ONLY FOR AN ARMY BOY.............................I LOVE YOU

    9. zennyhonnas 37 months ago | reply

      goodwin8, we were clearing this village which is about mid altitude of the valley when we were hit, our objective was the village, not the high ground, we had some friendly's in the high ground... not enough though.

      This picture is of Cougar Company, 2/327 Infantry, No Slack.
      Strong Eagle 3.
      RIP brothers.

    10. AaSP1111 37 months ago | reply

      Guys stay safe and keep up the great work. Need a contact for No Slack. We just sent dartboards to Retention at Fenty.

    11. JeffSech 37 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your service, guys. I have a historical connection here--my uncle was in the 327th and lost his life at Bastogne in January 1945. The time and place are different, but the ultimate mission remains the same. We'd be up the creek without you all.

    12. rw1sgusa 37 months ago | reply

      I served in both NO SLACK ! Charlie Company Cougars " Best by Test " and 3/327 Battle Force Alpha Gators I went from PVT to SSG in NO SLACK , I returned later as a 1SG in Battle Force, I love that Division and all the soldiers are the finest in the World, Kick some ass !!

    13. Teddy Wade 37 months ago | reply

      101st Airborne Soldiers always look legendary in a picture. No matter what war they are fighting. From WWII to Afghanistan and Iraq.

    14. sallyphelps1 37 months ago | reply

      Thank you! Good Heavens. American soldiers are my Heroes! Love and hugs to you all. & Vets too. Sally P.

    15. vusery4 36 months ago | reply

      Keep them safe , dear Lord God in heaven ........make the strong, and bring the back home to us safety.....................................

    16. Mustafa7016 36 months ago | reply

      one of them the guy with puppies in other pic

    17. Mustafa7016 36 months ago | reply

      its like a movie

    18. koa2011 36 months ago | reply

      My daughter's good friend from high school is in this photo. He just returned home to Fort Campbell last week. Thank you all 101st Airborne.

    19. jpjr17 35 months ago | reply

      I would like to consider this photo for a Memorial Day & July 4 Military Appreciate add we are putting together for my business.

      Can I get permission to use this picture in a public patriotic add?

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    20. RumpledElf 24 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo here: photographicdictionary.com/a/army

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

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